SARASOTA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 February
Downtown Sarasota - 10am - 3 Hours
Stephanie Leaver
Embark on a photographic journey beyond the automatic mode and master the art of manual exposure. Delve into the intricate world of your camera's settings with a comprehensive workshop designed to enlighten you on shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and their impact on your images.

Under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer, you'll have a unique opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills in real-time, elevating your photography to new heights. Join us for an educational experience that will transform the way you capture moments, and empower you with the confidence to take creative control of your camera.
book now
$84       4 places left
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Downtown Sarasota - 10am - 2 Hours
Stephanie Leaver
Unveil the miniature wonders of the world through the lens of macro photography, where the tiniest subjects transform into magnificent, life-sized works of art. Capture the intricate details of blooming flowers and the delicate movements of active insects, which typically escape the unaided eye. Our photography class is timed to coincide with the peak activity of these small creatures, ensuring a fascinating and rewarding experience. Join us to discover and document the awe-inspiring beauty of the macro universe.
book now
$43      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 09 March
S Tamiami Trail - 9am - 3 Hours
Keith Baumbaugh
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills with our exclusive workshop, crafted specifically for those eager to transition from Auto to Manual mode. Our expert-led session is designed to boost your confidence in manipulating camera settings, providing you with a deeper understanding of essential functions. Delve into the intricacies of the exposure triangle 2014mastering Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO 2014to elevate your imagery to new heights. This class is the perfect opportunity to take control of your camera and capture the world as you truly see it. Join us and transform the way you shoot forever.
book now
$84       5 places left

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Downtown Sarasota - 10am - 2 Hours
Stephanie Leaver
Immerse yourself in the art of transforming the simplicity of nature into striking works of art. Gain insight into utilizing your camera's settings to transcend traditional snapshots and craft images that capture nature's beauty with creative flair. Explore the nuances of composition, focus, and color management as you discover how to see and convey the artistry in fields of flowers, the delicate balance of a butterfly on a leaf, or the singular elegance of a dewdrop on a rose petal.

Photographs of these wonders are often featured as statement pieces in professional environments, and by attending this session, you have the opportunity to elevate your nature photography skills. Learn to harness different perspectives, play with light and shadows, and refine camera settings to highlight your subjects in a way that breathes life into your images. Join us for a transformative photography experience where every frame opens the door to a visually captivating story.
book now
$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 23 March
S Tamiami Trail - 8:30am - 2 Hours
Keith Baumbaugh
Unleash your inner photographer and elevate your skills by attending this hands-on portrait photography workshop. If a top-notch selfie or starting your own portfolio is your mission, this experience is just the ticket. Immerse yourself in the basics of portrait photography and unlock your creativity and technical prowess.

Explore the ideal settings to capture stunning shots, learn to pick the perfect locations, understand the intricacies of lighting, and get the best poses to amplify a model 2019s beauty. We will further walk you through the art of building rapport to beckon genuine emotions and reactions, thus adding a natural touch to your captures. This is not just any workshop, but a practical platform to hone your photography skills, seamlessly.
book now
$68      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
S Tamiami Trail - 8:30am - 3 Hours
Keith Baumbaugh
Immerse yourself in the intricate depths of photography and learn to harness the full potential of your camera by escaping the constraint of automatic exposure. Delve into the inner workings of your camera, expanding your understanding of critical settings such as shutter speed aperture ISO, and their implications on your resulting exposure. Then, pivot your knowledge into practice under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer. Capture the world through your lens like never before.
book now
$84      

Sunset Portraits on the Beach MeetUp

Sunset Portraits on the Beach MeetUp

Saturday 20 April
Beach in Sarasota - 6pm - 2 Hours
Keith Baumbaugh
Sunset portraits on the beach, THE GOLDEN HOUR. Making use of both the natural light and added light via reflector, speed light or strobes. This session will include a model for us to photograph.

Initially we will use the sun to light our model and then we'll place the sun behind the model and work at properly lighting our model AND capturing our stunning sunset without blowing out the sky..

For this session it is highly recommend that participants have at least a speed light they can place on their camera.. If you have portable strobes that is fine as well.
book now
$68      
 Rule of Thirds and custom Image Critique

Rule of Thirds and custom Image Critique

Saturday 04 May
Island Park - 9am - 2 Hours
Keith Baumbaugh
One of the most basic tenets of composition is the Rule of Thirds. Although most people are familiar with this technique it is often forgotten in the haste to take a photo. Make use of this technique can add more interest to your images by leading the viewer into/out of your image..

In this meetup we will practice using the Rule of Thirds in a setting full of photographic possibility.

I suggest bringing a few of your past images for a custom critique.. They can be on your phone/table but an actual print is best.
book now
$43      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 18 May
S Tamiami Trail - 9am - 3 Hours
Keith Baumbaugh
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills with our exclusive workshop, crafted specifically for those eager to transition from Auto to Manual mode. Our expert-led session is designed to boost your confidence in manipulating camera settings, providing you with a deeper understanding of essential functions. Delve into the intricacies of the exposure triangle 2014mastering Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO 2014to elevate your imagery to new heights. This class is the perfect opportunity to take control of your camera and capture the world as you truly see it. Join us and transform the way you shoot forever.
book now
$84      

Nearby Photography Groups

Light Painting (playing with light)

Light Painting (playing with light)

Saturday 09 March
Arboretum - 7pm - 2 Hours
Tampa Photography Group
Morgan Griffin
Illuminate your photography skills with our captivating workshop on the art of light painting. Here, photographers of every skill level have the opportunity to explore the intricate techniques required to master this unique form of creativity. While the session is especially beneficial for those just embarking on their photographic journey, there's something for everyone as we delve into the methods and tools that bring striking visuals to life.

Begin with a singular light source and progressively learn how to manipulate and combine multiple sources to highlight your subjects in ways you've never imagined. By the end of our workshop, you'll not only have acquired a new skill set but also the knowledge of necessary accessories to enhance your light painting endeavors. Join us for an enlightening experience that promises to broaden your artistic horizons.
book now
$43      
ABOUT SARASOTA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Sarasota .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Sarasota Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I always enjoy getting out, meeting new people and enjoy seeing their photos to inspire me on being more creative with my photos. The instructor was delightful and willing to assist with any questions.
    5/5
    Gloria
    2024-01-28
    very good
    5/5
    Colette
    2024-01-28
    I was happy with the session and loved how Keith explained so many thigg bc s to me. He was patient and very willing to even share his camera with me when my battery was not charged. I loved the session and enjoyed the hands on experience.
    5/5
    Santa
    2023-11-19

    I ended up being the only student, so I had a one-on-one class. I thought it was wonderful. Keith answered all my questions and gave a lot of good advice.
    5/5
    Polly
    2023-07-09
    I really enjoyed the workshop, it was very informative. Keith and Stella worked very well with everyone and the location was great!
    5/5
    Joey Stewart
    2023-05-01
    Keith did a great job of laying out portrait basics. The model, Stella, was a pleasure to work with.
    5/5
    Bob
    2023-04-30

    Good information for all skill levels
    5/5
    Angie
    2023-04-30
    I really enjoyed the event, and felt it gave me a great jumpstart on street photography. It was very beneficial to walk around and shoot with Chris. I very much enjoyed his easy approach.
    5/5
    Peter
    2023-03-06
    I enjoyed the small group setting at venue park. It was a good refresher course for me. I look forward to other events with this group.
    5/5
    Debra Else
    2023-01-17

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Keith Baumbaugh
    Keith Baumbaugh has been in the photographic field for nearly 35 years, as an assistant, second photographer and now as a lead photographer. He also has many years in printing in both the wet and digital labs.

    His specialty is weddings, events and portraits as well as doing camera specific instruction as well as general photography instruction.

    Keith Baumbaugh is available for private bookings

    Available most evenings after 5pm and generally anytime on the weekends..
    I'm available for instruction on Canon cameras, beginner level photoshop/lightroom, how to use your flash as well as portrait photography.

    Rebecca Kames
    Rebecca is a freelance photographer based out of Milwaukee, WI. Kames is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, where she received a BFA in Photography. Owner of Kames Photography and an instructor for photography courses at MIAD and around the city.

    She describes her photography as honest, sincere and intimate, with careful consideration to lighting, posing and editing. With many years' experience she has honed in on her aesthetic sensibilities and technical skills. Kames is grateful every day to have such a fulfilling job that allows her to explore her creativity.

    Website: www.kamesphotography.com

    Rebecca Kames is available for private bookings

    Weekly availability varies as I am 100% freelance

    Stephanie Leaver
    Stephanie Leaver, a highly accomplished artist and photographer based in Lakewood Ranch, FL, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Western Michigan University in 2022. She consistently earned a place on the Gwen Frostic School of Art Dean's List and is a member of both the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies, reflecting her dedication to art and education.

    Stephanie's extensive artistic achievements span national and international recognition with a multitude of awards, published work, and exhibitions. Her diverse photography portfolio caters to various clients, from families and local businesses, to graduates and individuals seeking portraits, group events, and couples' moments. In her personal work, Stephanie explores environmental, political, social, family history, and mental health themes, providing a profound reflection of her engagement with the world. She excels in multiple mediums, including digital and traditional photography, videography, installation art, and mixed media, drawing inspiration from Surrealism, BioArt, and the natural environment.

    Stephanie Leaver is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays and Sundays for portrait services which include families, newborn, maternity, couples/engagement, graduate, senior, headshots, small events, and personal portraits.

    Weekdays I am typically available to provide commerce/product photography services using my at home studio.

    PHOTOS
    Sarasota Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: N. Ft. Myers, FL
    The expression on the Great Blue as the last bit of sun sets belwo the horizon.
    Credit: Jonathan Hunt
    Instagram: Jonathan_Hunt_Photography

    Sarasota Photography Group
    2024-01-29
    Title or Location: Venice Florida Fishing Pier

    Credit: Paula Ramsay
    Facebook: Paula Ramsay
    Instagram: Paulagatorpatron
    Sarasota Photography Group
    2024-01-19
    Title or Location: the bay
    Winter day at Sarasota. Boy skateboarding at the Bay. Gulf of Mexico in the background.camera: leica m246 monochrom lens: 35mm summarit
    Credit: Thomas M Fabian II
    Instagram: somedude._.somewhere

    Sarasota Photography Group
    2023-11-24
    Title or Location: Southwest Florida
    Roseate spoonbill - Bath Time! November 21, 2023 at approx. 4:15pm Camera: Sony A7Rv. Lens. FE 400mm f2.8 GMISO 200 400mm f/ 5.6 1/2500Post Editing in Lightroom - Raised exposure 1.0 , Whites 37 , Shadows -33
    Credit: Jonathan Hunt
    Instagram: Jonathan_Hunt_Photography

    Sarasota Photography Group
    2023-03-15
    Title or Location: This was taken at De Soto Trail in Bradenton, FL
    I took this picture last week with my Canon EOS Rebel T7 on the DeSoto Trail in Bradenton, Florida. I believe it is a Prairie Warbler. Beautiful bird and it was a beautiful day to enjoy nature!
    Credit: Diane Cross
    Facebook: https://www facebook.com/diane.cross.16906
    Sarasota Photography Group
    2023-03-06
    Title or Location: Venice, Fl
    Being an avid gardener, this passion gave rise to my first: photography. Experimenting with macro lenses, I wanted to document the flowers in my garden, which, at the time, included this Marmalade Blacked Eyed Susan.
    Credit: Kristen Williams
    Instagram: @kristenannaphotography

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

    Copyright 2024 Orble - ABN 66 656 124 373 - Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions